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Airborne views offer the best way to see the greatness of Alaska.

Scott McMurren
Deep in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park, one lodge treads lightly to give travelers an unrivaled view of the majestic glaciers, mountains and wildlife.Scott McMurren
Closed since 2012, the Susitna Valley lodge is expected to reopen next month with new owners, a new well and a year-round business model focused on attracting snowmachiners.Sean Doogan
Promising an “epic journey” across the Arctic, cruise line Crystal Cruises says its Crystal Serenity will be the largest luxury cruise ship that has ever embarked on the passage. The voyage, which comes with a five-figure price tag, highlights the allure -- and the risks -- of travel at the top of the world.Laurel Andrews
Mini sleeping pods and a new hotel are just some of the changes coming to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to help improve life for travelers who find themselves at the airport during "zombie hours."Sean Doogan

Every September, before it closes for the winter, Denali National Park and Preserve opens its 92-mile park road to a few lucky lottery winners and their vehicles.

Bob Hallinen
According to state airport managers, the federal tax code is preventing them from installing "micro hotels" on Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport's C concourse as planned.Sean Doogan

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, is the only lodge inside the park. And unless you flew over the lodge near Pedersen Glacier, you wouldn’t know it was there. It’s tucked away from the shore to minimize the lodge’s impact on other park visitors. In fact, Alaska Wildland has a robust environmental impact philosophy -- this is a real “eco-lodge.”

Scott McMurren
Scale confounds the modern wildlife-watcher here. Consider the sea otter, a common Resurrection Bay resident. From afar, it appears kitten-soft and cat-sized -- a furry log, rolling on the waves.  Really, it is impressively hefty, reaching 5 feet and weighing about 70 pounds. A Steller sea lion bull grows to an average 8 feet long and weighs about 1,500 pounds.Andromeda Romano-Lax

A 16-foot-long, bright red rocket on wheels stands out in a quiet mid-Hillside Anchorage neighborhood. It’s not something one expects to see nestled up between a huge spruce tree and a two-story gray house.

Anne Raup

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